File:Guggenheim museum exterior.jpg|thumb|right|350px|The front of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum|Guggenheim Museum from 5th Avenue New York City
The '''Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation''' is a nonprofit organization founded in 1937 by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim
and his long-time art advisor, artist Hilla von Rebay
. The foundation is a leading institution for the collection, preservation, and research of modern art|modern
and contemporary art
and operates several museums around the world. The first museum established by the foundation was The Museum of Non-Objective Painting, in New York City. This became The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
in 1952, and the foundation moved the collection into its first permanent museum building, in New York City, in 1959. The foundation next opened the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
in Venice, Italy, in 1980. Its international network of museums expanded in 1997 to include the...